Sights and Attractions near Southbank Centre: Purcell Room  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XX
 
 
OPENING TIMES
The Queen Elizabth Hall Foyer is open an hour and a half before the start of performances.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | At Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach ... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Downing Street
London > Attractions
Downing Street, SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
 
 
 
 
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Elixir
Kids Events | Until 23rd June 2018 

Underbelly Festival

An award-winning display of acrobatics and physical comedy from the award-winning circus....More

Manic Street Preachers
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre

Welsh rock outfit led by James Dean Bradfield. With support from The Anchoress....More

Vex Red
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre

The five-piece hard rock and electronica outfit from London performs its debut album Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire. ...More

A Child's Guide To Brutalism
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Southbank Centre

This new display offers an insight into the history of brutalism and how our 1960s buildings came to be. It ...More

Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 19th June 2018 

Underbelly Festival

Justin Edwards, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke and Charlotte Gittins solve a murder in front of your eyes....More

Circolombia
Circolombia
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Underbelly Festival

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Meltdown Festival 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018
Concerts | Until 24th June 2018 

Southbank Centre

The Cure frontman Robert Smith, "the first to lay bare the hidden fragility of the male condition" (The Guardian) curates ...More

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 9th September 2018 

Southbank Centre

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 

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Southbank Centre Beach
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Farmer J
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London Shuffle Club
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After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, ...More

 
Yen Burger
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East Village Wellness Day
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Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
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Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
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Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
Vegan Nights
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After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market in late 2017 the meat ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
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The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
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Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Savage Garden
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Drinking 

All-day bar and cocktail lounge located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London....More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Victoria Embankment Gardens

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The Bazaar
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Paper Mill Studios

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Creative work space that's home to film and photography studios, desk rentals, set kitchens and ...More

 
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